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21.3 Criteria for Acceptance of Liability - Diseases
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Having established the date of the disease, the Delegate should look to apply the criteria used by the SRCA and its predecessors for determining liability to pay compensation for a disease.
All of the Acts take account of the nature of diseases, i.e. in that they may have multiple or complex causes. Thus the legislation requires only a contribution from employment for the whole matter to be compensable. However, the degree and nature of the contribution varies between the Acts.
- The SRCA requires military employment to have contributed to a significant degree to the disease or the aggravation of the disease for date of effect on/after 13 April 2007 .
- The SRCA requires military employment to have contributed in a material degree to the disease or the aggravation of the disease for date of effect prior to 13 April 2007.
- The 1971 Act requires military employment to have contributed to the disease.
- The 1930 Act requires the disease to have arisen due to the nature of the military employment.